Stop Circus Suffering


Please help break the chain

Urge the following venues to cancel upcoming or postponed circus performances/shows and make it their policy not to host events using wild animals. A template letter for your use/personalization is available here.

National Cattle Congress, 257 Ansborough Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50701

Who: Carden International Circus
When: TBD (previously scheduled April 16-17)
Contact: Email form or Karen Coffin, Co-Manager,, 319-234-7515
Social: FacebookTwitter

Southern Iowa Fair & Exposition, 615 N I Street, Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Who: Carden International Circus
When: TBD (previously scheduled April 20)
Contact: Southern Iowa Fair & Exposition,, 641-673-7004
Social: Facebook


  1. Diane Keyser · 3 June 2020 at 11:20a

    Thank you for finally recognizing this problem. I tried years ago my myself it was not just in my energy at that time. Please don’t forget Circus – Za-Ga-Zig Shriners because I think they get under the wire for their circus. In Iowa, I contacted the DNR or someone like that because they issue the permission for them to enter the state. They are also aware of the appalling conditions, I think they just take blood samples.

    1. ADI Admin Post author· 3 June 2020 at 11:20a

      Hi Diane! The Za-Ga-Zig Shriners held their annual circus in January this year. We hope they return animal-free in 2021.

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